Archive for November 2002

sweeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!!! kickin’ it at apple….

As I sit here on my first day with a computer here in cupertino at apple, I’m thinking to myself, self… good job. You took a chance, and did a lot of extra work beyond your 9 to 7 job, and it’s paying off really well so far.

So I got my development machine, a super nice 800mhz TiBook, 512m ram, 40 gig hd, etc, etc, etc. and lemme tell you how weird it is to walk around campus, knowing I’m well saturated in 802.11b coverage from god knows how many airports around here. I log into iChat, and my rendezvous piles up with people in the local area network. Hopefully I can meet some of these folks someday. And you walk to lunch at their kick asssssss cafe and there’s powerbooks everywhere.

soooo, I’m thinking to myself, this is what it would be like if apple dominated the world… scary… no, very cool, actually.

I’m here till at least the end of february, and hopefully I’ll be up to my neck in projects, and they’ll have to hire me :) and nothing would please me more. I’m here as a service to the education marketing team, doing what I love doing, php/mysql programming, and it’s apple fer gods sake! it’s perfect. Dream job.

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Jam Master Jay

If you’re old enough to remember when Run DMC hit the scene and got distribution out to the suburbs, you can probably remember hearing a radical shift in music in the 80’s. Not the pop-based new wave stuff, but the street music, beats, gold chains, this new rap attitude – put your left hand on your right shoulder, and your right hand on your left shoulder… now twist slightly and the torso, and lean back and look down past your nose….

what I don’t understand is, why would you take the life of this man? did you see the CNN poll (hey, thanks CNN, your coverage is respectful and thorough) for “which one of these three had the most influence, n. B.I.G., 2pac, or JMJ”, and as of right now, 120k people responding, it’s like 60% JMJ, 30%2pac, 10%big… of course, without JMJ, 2pac and BIG wouldn’t have ever had a medium to carry their message…

what’s also so nice to see if that MTV’s already put together a 30 minute special on JMJ, and then before I left for work this morning, they were only playing Run DMC videos. Every commercial break, they’re also running a short 15 second memorial commercial for JMJ, too. Influential people in music and culture saying “what a terrible loss”… indeed… sad day usa.

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